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Five things to know about rising house prices

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As housing prices surge to new records with no end in sight, few economists believe that the current run-up is a bubble that’s about to burst.…

Intense buyer demand continues to drive hot housing market

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The FINANCIAL — Intense and persistent buyer demand is keeping the time on market for houses at incredible lows and pushing prices ever higher above 2019, according to Zillow’s Weekly Market Report. Sales remain high above last year and are expected to stay robust in the coming months. Time on market still short as pending sales…

Housing market shows signs of seasonal cooling even as historic demand continues

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The FINANCIAL – The housing market is showing signs of seasonal cooling after a scorching hot summer sales season that stretched uncharacteristically far into fall, according to Zillow’s Weekly Market Report1. A nearly six-month acceleration of year-over-year list price increases stabilized this week at 11.7% above 2019. Buyers are quickly buying up what few homes are…

Coronavirus is manipulating the housing inventory crisis in unpredictable ways

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The FINANCIAL — A historic inventory crisis is driving up home prices to new highs, but understanding why would-be sellers are sitting on the sideline had been guesswork. Now a new Zillow survey[i] is shedding light on how the pandemic is influencing homeowners who are considering selling in the next three years, and the reasons why they’re staying put. …

How to score your dream house

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The FINANCIAL — Home shoppers wanting to buy right now might be reading headlines about the housing market that are scaring them away — low inventory, high prices, homes selling at an extremely fast pace across all price ranges. But near-record low mortgage rates are creating a huge opportunity for buyers to get more for their money,…

How A Biden Presidency could change housing sector

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The FINANCIAL — What happens if the major polls are right and the upcoming election results in a change of administrations, if Trump is out and Biden is in? How might the housing sector change? One place to look is the 2020 Democratic platform. It includes a suggestion that might significantly impact the real estate market…

Entry-level home sales continue to accelerate

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The FINANCIAL — New Zillow® research shows many homes sold just days after hitting the market in September, regardless of price, with the typical1 U.S. home going under contract in just over two weeks. This is one day quicker than August, about 44% faster than this time last year, and significantly faster than even a typical spring selling…

Vacation homes’ popularity up by 50% from last year

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The FINANCIAL — Impacts from the coronavirus pandemic have rippled out to traditional vacation destinations, which are seeing increased interest from homebuyers as shifting priorities and preferences transform where and how people want to live. Page views of for-sale listings are up nearly 50% from a year ago in metro areas typically considered vacation destinations, defined…

House prices increased by 5% in Europe

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The FINANCIAL —  In the second quarter of 2020, marked by COVID-19 containment measures in most Member States, house prices, as measured by the House Price Index, rose by 5.0% in the euro area and by 5.2% in the EU compared with the same quarter of the previous year. In the first quarter 2020 house prices…